Licuala Species, Palm

Licuala distans

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah) (Info)
Species: distans (DIS-tans) (Info)

Category:

Palms

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 9, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is one of the few palms I have seen in the wild (Thailand) and it was an impressive sight. It has long, spiny petioles topped off with circular, deeply split leaves. It is relatively newly described yet already in cultivation due to its heavy seed collection over the last 6-7 years.

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